1. Nate Wolters is post-racial.

    Nate Wolters is post-racial.

    (Source: mettaworldrake)

  2. (via Draft Analysis: Nate Wolters to the Milwaukee Bucks - Mid-Major Madness)
  3. "

    What’s the most important thing you want to see from Wolters against Michigan?

    If he can stay in front of Trey Burke. Nate’s got a lot of attention over the past couple of years, and deservedly so. He’s a really nice player. But the big question is can he defend elite athletes? That’s something that’s a big, big deal at our level, particularly at the point guard position, because if you can’t at least slow your guy down it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the rest of the defense. So it’s really important that he shows he can stay in front of Trey. That’s what everybody wants to see. Can he guard Trey Burke?

    "

    NBA scouts will keep a close eye on Nate Wolters vs. Trey Burke - CBSSports.com

  4. Naters Gonna Nate

    Naters Gonna Nate

  5. South Dakota State 70, No. 16 New Mexico 65: Basketball hipsters rejoice. You knew Nate Wolters had this in him before he became popular. The Jackrabbit point guard scored 28 points and dished out seven assists as his Summit League team handed the Lobos their first loss of the season, and did it in the Pit. Wolters’ passes found ready and willing accomplices, as three other Jacks broke into double figures. The visiting team led for 37 minutes straight and held onto the unlikely lead until the end.
(via Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit | CollegeBasketballTalk)

    South Dakota State 70, No. 16 New Mexico 65: Basketball hipsters rejoice. You knew Nate Wolters had this in him before he became popular. The Jackrabbit point guard scored 28 points and dished out seven assists as his Summit League team handed the Lobos their first loss of the season, and did it in the Pit. Wolters’ passes found ready and willing accomplices, as three other Jacks broke into double figures. The visiting team led for 37 minutes straight and held onto the unlikely lead until the end.

    (via Late Afternoon Snacks: Wolters pantses Lobos in The Pit | CollegeBasketballTalk)

  6. terryvandrovec:

    Sports Illustrated recently visited Brookings to make this video clip of South Dakota State star point guard Nate Wolters.

  7. What’s a South Dakota State?

    Nickname: Jackrabbits

    Location: Brookings, SD

    I’m going to let others post photos of transcendent Jacks guard Nate Wolters, who is in the national top ten in scoring and assist rate. I’m more interested in the blinding gingerosity of 6’7” junior Tony Fiegen (pictured). He doesn’t lead the Summit League champs in much of anything other than retina-scorching on court visibility, but I think that’s noteworthy.

    Now, on to the serious stuffs. Wolters is, as my grandma would have said “really something.” He started his junior season with a 32-point effort against Western Michigan and hasn’t looked back since. He scored a season-high 34 in a 92-73 upset of the Washington Huskies, and has notched 30+ six times overall. 

    If that’s all Wolters could do, I wouldn’t be all that impressed. The world is full of me-first scorers who play at a low level because they can’t do anything else well. But Wolters can slap away a steal, rarely turns the ball over, and always finds his teammates, even on his biggest scoring nights. He came damn close to a triple-double in a January loss at Oakland, notching 21 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. It’s not at all uncommon to see the 6’4” ballhawk sticking his nose in and coming out with the loose ball.

    The Wolters effect can be enough for an early upset, as the Pac-12 champs can attest. The lack of horses elsewhere on the court will make it tough to expect much more, but that’s cold comfort to anyone who’s watched the Jackrabbits dash by them this season.

    Watercooler Catch Phrases

    "Wolters is incredible. He could play in the NBA some day"

    "Man, that ginger kid is blinding in HD"

    "They had to go to OT to win the Summit tourney"

    "They won at Washington in non-con play”

    "They actually play pretty decent defense"

  8. Nate Wolters had one of his 15 minutes of fame this week, and Corey Schmidt shows us why.
(via Summit Madness: Quick Take: Nate Wolters Avoids Turnovers Against WMU)

    Nate Wolters had one of his 15 minutes of fame this week, and Corey Schmidt shows us why.

    (via Summit Madness: Quick Take: Nate Wolters Avoids Turnovers Against WMU)

  9. You know I have to share Corey’s thoughts on the SDSU Jackrabbits.
"After a few bumpy Division I transition years, South Dakota State really turned the corner in 2010-11. Coach Nagy and company finished the season with a winning record, coming just one win shy of the vaunted 20-win mark. Most importantly, the Jackrabbits won on the road. During their early days in D-I, the Jacks were notoriously terrible away from Brookings, but last year saw them go 8-6 on the road, including an early season upset over Iowa. With a bit of momentum on its side, SDSU enters the 2011-12 with perhaps the highest expectations it has seen since joining the Summit League. The reasons for such expectations are plentiful."
Pundits say the 20-win plateau is devalued these days, but I don’t think that applies across the board. If you win 20 games, it’s fair to guess that you’re a contender for your conference title, which makes you a contender for postseason play.
Also, make sure you click through and read the caption on this photo of Nate Wolters.
(via Summit Madness: Contender Countdown: South Dakota State)

    You know I have to share Corey’s thoughts on the SDSU Jackrabbits.

    "After a few bumpy Division I transition years, South Dakota State really turned the corner in 2010-11. Coach Nagy and company finished the season with a winning record, coming just one win shy of the vaunted 20-win mark. Most importantly, the Jackrabbits won on the road. During their early days in D-I, the Jacks were notoriously terrible away from Brookings, but last year saw them go 8-6 on the road, including an early season upset over Iowa. With a bit of momentum on its side, SDSU enters the 2011-12 with perhaps the highest expectations it has seen since joining the Summit League. The reasons for such expectations are plentiful."

    Pundits say the 20-win plateau is devalued these days, but I don’t think that applies across the board. If you win 20 games, it’s fair to guess that you’re a contender for your conference title, which makes you a contender for postseason play.

    Also, make sure you click through and read the caption on this photo of Nate Wolters.

    (via Summit Madness: Contender Countdown: South Dakota State)